Case Study; Moving Together Devon

Moving Together Devon is a Community Interest Company which helps older people with any aspect of either moving home or modifying their current home. Carole from Moving Together attended the Dartington School of Social Entrepreneurs as part of the first phase of the Rural Enterprise Solutions project in 2018. In 2019, through phase two of the Rural Enterprise Solutions project Carole received further one to one support. Carole explained how Rural Enterprise Solutions has helped Moving Together Devon to go from an idea to an active and developing service:

The Rural Enterprise Solutions course with the Dartington School of Social Entrepreneurs couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I had just set up Moving Together Devon Ltd only the month before and was struggling with all things to do with business especially business planning and a marketing strategy. My first impression was one of awe. To be in a room full of truly inspiring, like minded people with wonderful ideas. The environment was one of support which I was not expecting.

In six jam packed days we covered every aspect of how to run a social enterprise business. Each was followed by successful entrepreneurs telling their stories. It felt like it would be a lifetime away before I would be telling mine. I particularly enjoyed the active learning sessions, where we problem solved by asking open questions rather than giving advice.

Having the benefit of a 1:1 support session six months later through phase two of Rural Enterprise Solutions has enabled me to reflect on the last year and begin to change how we are promoting ourselves. Now I am at the stage of developing the service to reach more people.

The course has worked for me. It gave me a sound framework to work on, enabled me to go outside of my comfort zone and have the confidence to ‘sell’ my service. I can now tell real stories and share testimonials from my clients.

Moving Together Devon offer a free one-hour consultation visit to you or your loved ones’ home with no obligation. 01392 273067